Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education

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Date / time: 20 November - 22 November, All day

Liverpool Hope University

Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education

Annual Conference of the History of Education Society (UK)

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Ruth Watts, Emeritus Professor of History of Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Claire Jones, Teacher and Honorary Fellow, University of Liverpool
Jonathan Reinarz, Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham

Too often the history of science and technology and the history of education have been written at a remove from each other despite being intimately connected. It is an important aim of this conference to bring these two significant and related areas of historiography into closer dialogue with one another. Papers will examine theoretical, methodological and historiographical aspects of the relationship between science, technologies and education focusing on the interplay of these key themes in specific historical and material settings. The aim of the conference is to look at artefacts and material culture of science, technology and education.

Conference themes include:

  • Historiography of science, technology and education
  • Science and technology in the curriculum |Scientists as public intellectuals
  • Medical education |Technologies of the self
  • Science and identity formation | Science, technology and class
  • Science, technology and gender | Materialities of teaching and learning
  • Books, equipment, technology and the transfer of ideas
  • Scientific and technological networks | Scientific internationalism Science, technology and empire
  • School and university architecture | Education for the scientific professions
  • Popular science | Scientific and technological elites | Scientific societies
  • Science as popular education/entertainment | Science and education in the home
  • Subject and disciplinary formation | Medical humanities
  • Educational artefacts | Museums as educational spaces